Mika Singh says ready to apologise after furore over Karachi performance

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 August 2019, 03:14 PM
Mika Singh ready to apologise to film body.
Mika Singh ready to apologise to film body.

After facing a ban from the Indian Film Industry for performing in Karachi, put in place by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), singer Mika Singh has now issued a letter to the organisation demanding to be heard in the matter before any final decision is made. Singh issued a video clip featuring BN Tiwari, president FWICE, in which the latter can be heard saying that Mika's letter to the organisation has led to the film body inviting the singer over for discussion.

Tiwari says in the video, "Mika has said in the letter that he is willing to agree to all things the confederation decides." Tiwari adds, "In his letter Mika says that 'If I have done something wrong, I am ready to apologise to the nation, but until you hear me out please don't impose any kind of ban on me."

As per the video, the film body representatives will meet Singh on Tuesday, August 20. The singer captioned the video saying: "I would like to sincerely thank Mr B.N. Tiwari and #FWICE for being so understanding towards me and my sentiments. As I always have done, I will continue to do good for my society and the people of my country. JaiHind.. #Supportindiansingers #Banpaksitanisingers."

A performance by famous singer Mika Singh and his troupe at the wedding of a billionaire's daughter on August 8, apparently close to former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharaff, had caused a furore, amid strained ties between the two countries. His videos and pictures from the ‘Mika Singh Night’ faced outrage and angst by his fans in India who have even suggested that he should not come back.

As per reports, the groom was a big fan of Mika and wanted to see a live performance and to grant his wish the in-laws used their connections to procure high-level security clearance and visas for the Indian band. Mika apparently charged USD 150,000 for his performance.

First Published: Monday, August 19, 2019 03:13 PM
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